Gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus), family Clupeidae
, are exploited by an industrial purse seine fleet and a smaller purse-seine bait fleet in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
These resources mainly include species from family Clupeidae
, Engraulidae, Scomboridae and Carangidae.
hamiltoni + + + + Family: Pirstigastridae 10 Opisthopterus tardoore + + + + Family: Chirocentridae 11 Chirocentrus dorab + + + + Family Clupeidae
12 Esculosa thoracata + + + + 13 Sardinella fimbriata + + + + 14 S.
Ditty J, Houde E, Shaw R (1994) Egg and larval development of spanish sardine, Sardinella aurita (Family Clupeidae
), with a synopsis of characters to identify clupeid larvae from the northern Gulf of Mexico.
coastal waters, herrings of the family Clupeidae
are among the most sought-after fishes for their roe.
There is, however, some published work available in recent years for the stock assessment of some other species from Pakistani water such as brush tooth lizardfish, Saurida undosquamis (Kalhoro et al., 2014); barramundi, Lates calcarifer (Memon et al., 2014); Bombay duck, Harpodon nehereus (Kalhoro et al., 2013); greater lizardfish Saurida tumbil using CEDA and ASPIC packages by (Ali et al., 2015), and anadromous fish Tenualosa ilisha (Family Clupeidae
) (Panhwar et al., 2011).
It is the largest species of the family Clupeidae
found in waters of the United States (Walburg and Nichols, 1967), and individuals commonly reach sizes of 50 cm in total length (TL) (Scott and Leim, 1966; Scott and Scott, 1988; Collette and Klein-MacPhee, 2002).